Klinzing was born and raised in Olathe, Kansas. Growing up, she attend Olathe North High School located in Olathe, Kansas. During her time, she was a part of the 21st Century program which focused on the area of Geoscience. She was also a Girl Scout for over ten years, earning her Silver Sward in 2012. She currently attends Whittier College located in Whittier, California.
Klinzing is no stranger to the pageant stage. She started on the Miss Kansas USA and Teen USA stage in 2012. She entered the 2012 Miss Kansas Teen USA pageant. On her first try at the title, Klinzing walked away placing as a Top 12 semi-finalist.
Klinzing returned the following year to compete in the 2013 Miss Kansas USA and Teen USA pageant. Representing Kansas City, she was crowned Miss Kansas Teen USA 2013 on December 2, 2012 at the Scottish Rite Center located in Wichita, Kansas.
The win gave Klinzing the opportunity to advance to the 2013 Miss Teen USA pageant. Competing against 50 other contestants, she was named a semi-finalist and placed in the Top 16.
After crowning her successor, Claire-Bailey Lee, Klinzing found her way to the Miss Kansas’ Outstanding Teen stage. On September 4, 2014, the Miss Kansas’ Outstanding Teen Organization posted on their Facebook page announcing Klinzing as Miss Kansas City’s Outstanding Teen 2015. She went on to compete at the 2015 Miss Kansas’ Outstanding Teen pageant. She walked away as third runner-up to Miss Kansas’s Outstanding Teen 2015, Ashley Pringle. Klinzing was also named into the Top 3 for the Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Maker and the Most Photogenic Awards.
Afterwards, Klinzing represented Kansas at the 2015 Teen Miss Earth United States pageant. On July 26, 2015 she was crowned Teen Miss Earth United States 2015 at the Colony Performing Arts Theatre located in Ontario, California.
Klinzing crowned her successor, Sarah Levandowski of Texas, in 2016. In 2017, Klinzing returned to the Miss Kansas USA and Teen USA pageant, competing for her first time as a Miss. Klinzing was named third runner-up to Miss Kansas USA 2017, Catherine Carmichael.
Since Klinzing attends school in California, she decided to try for the Miss California USA crown. She won the local on Miss Santa Monica USA on March 26, 2017. The win qualified her to compete at the 2018 Miss California USA and Teen USA pageants. She placed as third runner-up to Miss California USA 2018, Kelley Johnson.
Still determined to walk on the Miss USA stage, Klinzing returned to the 2019 Miss Kansas USA and Teen USA pageant. Representing Conway, she was crowned Miss Kansas USA 2019 on November 25, 2018 at the Kansas Star Event Center located in Mulvane, Kansas.
Klinzing will go on to compete for the title of Miss USA 2019.
She knows American Sign Language (ASL) and Signing Exact English (SEE). She is the first Teen Miss Earth United States. She has one brother, Joe. During high school, she was crowned Homecoming Princess.
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